We can stop waiting for a mythical ‘fear-less’ life. Judging or shaming ourselves for feeling normal human emotions leads to numbing, running, and bypassing. None of this leads to freedom.
Sometimes fear is extra loud in our lives even though we are objectively safe. In these seasons, fear keeps us hiding under the overs, harms our health, and robs us of joy. It holds us back from showing up fully to life.
We need to get curious about and name the roots of our fear so we can break the power of shame, recalibrate, and build a new pattern of taking imperfect action through the fear, towards what we want or need. As we practice showing up afraid as often as needed, we recognize that we are strong, wise, and capable of doing hard things. We start to FEEL this truth in our body. It’s like building new muscle memory.
We can live with joy, TODAY, amid the messiness of life. No perfection required.
A critical part of reclaiming freedom, wholeness, and joy is naming our fear, shame and judgment-free. Naming it, building our internal and external resources so we can feel vulnerable emotions like fear (but also grief, rage, and joy) without crumbling, and then consciously choosing our response. As Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl wrote, “in our response lies our growth and our freedom.”Krista xo
Grief, trauma, world events, relationship, work, health or financial issues, for instance, can all contribute to fear. But even in seasons that feel hard, we can learn to face fear head-on rather than running or hiding.
And when there’s nothing truly “wrong” in the moment we sometimes live with a simmering sense of fear or anxiety or struggle to show up through discomfort to go after what we want.
We can learn to plant our feet, turn to face the thing that scares us, name it (clarity = calm), separate truth from fiction and write new stories where needed, and then choose our response. As Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl wrote, “in our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
You’re imperfect. Life is messy, Show up anyway.
We must build the muscle of imperfect action through the messiness of life rather than waiting for life to feel neat and tidy or waiting to feel completely ready. We find our way in action, not before. We grow into the strength that we need in action, not before.Krista xo
THE show up afraid workshop
DATE: Friday, December 16th northern hemisphere // Saturday, December 17th southern hemisphere. You will also receive a replay so you don’t have to attend live.
TIME: 5-7 pm MT // 7-9 pm ET // morning in the southern hemisphere. We will start on time so come settle in 5-10 minutes early.
COST: $27 regular price or $17.01 early-bird price from Dec 1-8 only (see below). FREE for Brave + Beautiful Community Members.
We will take a full two hours together, notebooks in hand, and I’ll offer an additional 30 minute Q&A session for those who want it. I know that reserving two hours in your full life may feel like a lot. But if you want positive change, you have to put the time in. You have to slow down enough to put down strong roots or you’ll continue the same worn-out patterns.
Feel free to bring your supper, coffee, or glass of wine to the workshop depending on your time zone. Also bring paper or a notebook and pen and be prepared to do some exercises during our time together.
You will receive the workshop replay on December 19th so you can go through it again (as many times as needed) as you continue to practice what you learn.
Participation in the workshop acknowledges that this event is recorded and will be available for sale. You are welcome to keep your camera on or off but if you want to participate in the Q&A, you must turn on your camera for that portion of the call.
BUY THE SHOW UP AFRAID WORKSHOP IF…
- You’re tired of letting fear control your life or you’re recalibrating after a hard season. You’re ready to challenge some key beliefs that keep you mired in fear or pain. You want to say yes to your dreams, take risks, and in general build a life you’re proud of, slow and steady.
- You’d benefit from learning a compassionate and practical way of being in your body and your life that helps you work with instead of against your natural wiring and the current reality of your life.
- You want to learn an empowering exercise that you can turn to whenever fear, anxiety, your Inner Critic, or self-doubt get loud. Or, whenever you feel off-kilter and want to check in to get honest about what’s going on and then take imperfect action forward.
show up afraid — $27 USD
When you purchase the workshop there is nothing more you need to do until closer to the workshop date. On December 14th I will email you the zoom link, two handouts to print or have ready, and any other information you need. If you don’t see the email by noon MT on December 14th, please check your junk, spam, and promotions folders first, move the email to your inbox, and mark firstname.lastname@example.org as a safe sender. You will receive the workshop replay on December 19th.
NOTE: When you register you are added to my email list so that you receive all of the necessary information. After the workshop you may unsubscribe if you’d like.
Show up afraid —
$27 USD $17 USD Early-Bird for folks on my email list
Early bird pricing is 37% off and works out to $17.01. It’s available for one week only from Dec 1-8. Those on my email list get the benefit of early-bird pricing, occasional free challenges or workshops, and access to the resource library. When you sign up below you will receive an email confirmation then a welcome email. I’ll send emails with the coupon code so you can buy the workshop at 37% off the regular price.
“Show up Afraid” is a masterful exploration of the things that make us human and that get in our way of living connected, grateful, and joyful lives. Krista shares both hard-earned wisdom and practical strategies for better knowing yourself and showing up at ease in your relationships and pursuits. Engaging with Krista and the course material will leave you feeling more compassionate towards yourself and others and more equipped to respond to the things in life that make us feel fearful, angry, or small.Lizzie C, Show up Afraid Course